The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 118 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 14 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 1.18% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.63% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 27 11
Average daily rate
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- £383 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 2150 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.16% 72.37% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1211 854
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 152 135
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 11 - - 1
Suffolk +4 2 - -
East Anglia +10 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (52.38%) Retail
1 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) XML
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 8 (38.10%) UNIX
4 8 (38.10%) DB2
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 8 (38.10%) Flash
4 8 (38.10%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) Document Management
6 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 6 (28.57%) Coaching
6 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) RESTful
6 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 6 (28.57%) Subversion
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) J2EE
8 4 (19.05%) PHP
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) PHPUnit

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Magento
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.76%) SAP MDM
3 1 (4.76%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) DB2
1 8 (38.10%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
1 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
1 6 (28.57%) Subversion
2 4 (19.05%) PHPUnit
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (52.38%) Retail
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Product Owner
5 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Validation Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) XML
2 8 (38.10%) Flash
3 6 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (19.05%) J2EE
5 2 (9.52%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Document Management
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Coaching
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) QMS
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.76%) GMP
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Perforce
3 1 (4.76%) SAP